Interview with L.G. O'Connor

What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Creating characters that I love and a world that I want to live in is one part. The other part is meeting readers who have enjoyed what I've created and tell me that my books have touched their lives in some positive way.
What do your fans mean to you?
What are you working on next?
HOPE'S PRELUDE, the prequel novella to TRINITY STONES. It will be Book 2.5 in The Angelorum Twelve Chronicles. At the same time, I'm working on another series entirely. It's a Contemporary Romance / Women's Fiction hybrid with crossover into new adult. I'm super excited about it... Check out my website or Facebook page for upcoming updates.
Who are your favorite authors?
Wow. I have many. Let me just blindly list a bunch of them in no particular order: J.R. Ward, Cassandra Clare, Veronica Roth, Diana Gabaldon, Charlaine Harris, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Kerrelyn Sparks, Kristen & P.C. Cast, Laurell K. Hamilton, Chloe Neill... Okay, I'm out of breath now but not out of authors.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
My full-time job that has nothing to do with writing. I'm one of those strange people who really likes what I do. I'm doubly blessing that I love to write just as much.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
Goodreads, daily newsletters like 'A Cheap Romance' and 'Bookbub,' my networks.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
I grew up hating to write. I'm sure I wrote some things for school, but I've basically blocked them all out. I took Calculus in high school to avoid taking another class requiring essays. How sick is that? So, honestly, I've traveled a long road to get here. My first story was the first book I published, TRINITY STONES, The Angelorum Twelve Chronicles #1.
What is your writing process?
I'm incredibly disciplined. I probably write 20-30 hours per week on top of having a full-time career as an executive. I write almost every morning, evening, and weekend. I start with a general outline - no more than 3 pages - and draft from there. Also, I'm a scene writer, so everything happens in scenes. I've gotten better at making my chapters work hard for me. Every character, word, action has to have a purpose. There has to be a goal, tension / conflict, and end on a hook. I edit as I go, and then do a full edit at the end before it goes out for developmental feedback.
How do you approach cover design?
By hiring an amazing professional and having him bring my ideas to life in a collaborative working relationship.
Published 2014-12-07.
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Books by This Author

The Wanderer's Children
Series: The Angelorum Twelve Chronicles, Book 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 143,330. Language: English. Published: December 16, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal, Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
Cara Collins’s new Nephilim DNA isn't her only worry, a second chance encounter with rock star Brett King is no coincidence. One of the Wanderer’s Children, he and the blood of his secret siblings are the key to gathering the rest of the Twelve in the final fight between angels and demons…if betrayal and Lucifer don’t rip them apart first.